I became a researcher because my brother is autistic and I see how difficult life is for him. I know that to make a difference, research is the answer

Dr Hannah Pickard, Researcher


Today in the UK, 20 babies will be born with autism. Leave a gift in your will, big or small, to fund life-changing autism research. 

Of the 20 babies born today with autism,

  • five will never learn to speak
  • sixteen will suffer from mental health problems
  • just three will find full-time work

Medical research can change these outcomes and help them and their families lead longer, healthier and happy lives. 

Types of gift

You can choose to leave a percentage of your will, or all of it, after all payments have been made and loved ones have been provided for. For example, you can 

  • choose to leave a fixed sum to us 
  • choose to leave a specific item, such as artwork, jewellery or shares

Find out more about what you need to know about your will.


We recognise that a legacy gift is the ultimate and most personal gift we could ever hope to receive. Thank you for your consideration of this substantial request

Jon Spiers, CEO

Long term support for our life-changing research

Your legacy gift will provide the essential support needed to conduct life-saving research. Your generosity will ensure that researchers have the opportunity to investigate the questions that families want answers to - better interventions and treatments and a brighter future for all those living with autism and their families.